Wow! What a website!
I have gained more information about the educational system/SATS/11+ from this site than from my daughter's school!
I have a daughter in year 4 but she has a late summer birthday so she is just a baby - bless! However, this means we seem to be playing a constant game of catch up with her level of school work!
I have not been happy for some time with the levels of achievement at the school for many of the children (the work is too easy) and since the summer have been doing extra work with my daughter. She works well in a one-to-one situation.
I think she is now working at a level 3b possibly 3a but the teacher says 2a. I think this is total rubbish as well as being well below average for her age.
Could anyone direct me towards a list of bullet points for assessing a child's level in literacy and numeracy?
As my child's mother I know her and what she is capable of. There is a confidence issue and what she does for me doesn't seem to be reflected in some schoolwork.
Before I am labelled by the school as an interferring, neurotic mother, I tested her VR and NVR for age 8-9 (bond) - she got 100% with no assistance from me! Somehow I know she would! I haven't tested age 9-10 yet but she has already picked up the books and can do the questions.
She also enjoys marking her sister's Latin and French homework (year 7 grammar school)! I have passed this info onto the school and there is little interest.
What's going on here?
Is it her age? Is she immature? I think she is bored and she has a tendency to be lazy. Is she switching off? I thought there could be a problem with her living in her sister's shadow but that does not seem to be the case. She is so sharp but at this rate she will leave primary school barely achieving level 4 yet her VR and NVR will be off the scale! I am so worried. Can anyone help?